The Arvigo Technique incorporates ancient Maya healing therapies into non-invasive, external massage and alignment of the organs and structures of the pelvic and abdominal regions in order to remove congestion. This therapy improves the flow of blood, lymph, nerve impulses and Chi to the vital organs and supportive tissue and guides the reproductive and digestive organs into optimal position. This removes underlying blockages and eliminates the primary cause of reproductive and digestive complaints in men and women, thereby preventing the progression of symptoms to chronic disease.
Maya Abdominal Therapy blends perfectly with Naturopathic medicine, as both therapies support the body’s natural healing capacity and inherent ability to be self-regulating and self-healing. With these tools, the goal is to support the vital flow of fluids and energy to nourish and repair the organs and systems naturally, and to allow the body to heal itself.
The uterus is held in position by 10 ligaments, which allow it to stretch and grow during pregnancy and move freely as the bladder and bowel fill. If these ligaments weaken or loosen, the uterus can move out of position. Up to 80% of women are estimated to have a displaced or fallen uterus as a result of trauma or lifestyle). In addition, the pelvic and abdominal regions are storehouses for emotional stress, which can cause further congestion.
Some symptoms of uterine misalignment and pelvic congestion, commonly relieved by ATMAT, include:
Painful, heavy, irregular or lack of menses cycles
Abdominal Therapy is a therapeutic treatment that has been known and practiced by healers for thousands of years but discarded by modern medicine in this century. The original Maya Abdominal Massage was used to treat fertility problems and digestive disorders in Central America, with similar therapies found in other indigenous cultures around the world.
Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN, developed these techniques after apprenticing with Don Elijio Panti, the last of the Traditional Maya Shaman in Belize, Central America, where she has lived for over 30 years. Dr. Arvigo has subsequently trained qualified professionals to practice this holistic and ancient technique, and they have discovered that the therapy improves a long list of digestive and reproductive symptoms. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage™ combines modern science with traditional healing and wisdom to produce a holistic path to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
“The uterus is the woman’s center. If her uterus is not in proper position and in good health nothing in her life will be right. She will be as out of balance as her uterus” ---Don Elijio Panti
What to expect from a treatment
The ATMAT, begins with review of your individual health history, and includes a personalized herbal and nutritional plan that compliments your naturopathic care, as well as a follow up plan to help achieve your goals.
The Maya Abdominal Therapy is a relaxing and soothing experience involving deep, strong strokes and gentle pelvic rocking. Stretching and gentle manipulation maneuvers work the ligaments and muscles to optimize organ and structural positioning. The initial series of three sessions also includes a relaxing castor oil pack treatment, a vaginal steam, to support, cleanse and relax the uterine and vaginal tissue (if appropriate), and a guided meditation.
During the Maya Abdominal Therapy, you will be taught how to effectively massage your own abdomen, as a continuation of your treatment. While most patients will feel the beneficial effects of the therapy after one session, it is important to practice the techniques at home. This empowers you to influence and promote your own healing and take responsibility for your own health. A few minutes of self-massage a day is the key to permanently repositioning the uterus and resolving long-term problems – without the need for extended professional treatment.
Ideally, we recommend a series of 3 in-office sessions with your practitioner. Occasional maintenance visits may be necessary, depending on your condition and your dedication to the self-care massage.
Initial session Established patients: 1.5 hours = $135 New Clients: 2 hours = $180